Definition of sprucely in US English:



  • See spruce

    • ‘He is dressed sprucely, except for his rubber overshoes, evidences of the chill, watery Parisian spring.’
    • ‘The boys were sprucely dressed in the customary costume of shirt, breeches, stockings and shiny black shoes.’
    • ‘A small, sprucely dressed man sporting a trimmed billy-goat beard, he was an active and popular local politician.’
    • ‘To our surprise, a sprucely groomed gentleman with spats and a waxed moustache came forward, aged apparently, about forty.’
    • ‘At a glance one would have described them as middle-class and lower middle-class men with their wives and children sprucely dressed in their Sunday best.’